Asian American and Pacific Islanders

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WATCH: Hasan Minhaj Denounces Asian Americans Fighting Affirmative Action

The comedian breaks down the importance of affirmative action in higher education—and how a group of Asian Americans is using anti-Black rhetoric in an attempt to dismantle it.

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Google Doodle Illustrates Tyrus Wong's Creative Voyage

Google’s homepage depicts the Chinese-American artist’s path from curious art student to Disney illustrator on his 108th birthday.

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Michelle Kwan, Kristina Wong Urge Asian-Amerian Community to Vote

Just 49 percent of eligible Asian American and Pacific Islanders voted in the 2016 presidential election. These entertainers want to change that this fall.

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This Is a Defining Moment for Women of Color Who Survived Sexual Violence [OP-ED]

“We saw an educated White woman with financial, legal and familial support testify about being sexually assaulted, and then face the emotionally exhausting experience of being cross-examined for hours and disbelieved by many Senators. We got the message: If they won’t listen to her, it will be even worse for us.”

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READ: Can East Asian Americans Reclaim 'Yellow' for Themselves?

Writer Kat Chow revisits the history of the term and asks what it would take to wrestle it from racists.

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Performing Blackness Won't Fill Our Asian-American Culture Deficit [OP-ED]

The fight for media representation has become one of the most prominent rallying cries among Asian Americans. But if we wish to subvert White hegemony, we must step away from the imitation of Whiteness’ exploitation of Blackness.

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How Bruce Lee's 'Enter the Dragon' Opened Doors for APIA Film Heroes

NPR commemorates the film’s 45th anniversary with a retrospective on its accomplishments and lead actor.

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UPDATE: 'Crazy Rich Asians' Earns $35.3 Million Opening Weekend

The Asian-led romantic comedy topped the domestic box office.

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Get Into Hasan Minhaj's Final 'The Daily Show' Appearance

The Desi comedian is moving on to star in his own show, Netflix’s “Patriot Act.”

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WATCH: Yo-Yo Ma Revisits His Very First Cello Piece for Tiny Desk Concert

The Grammy Award-winning cellist turns to the music of Bach for his “ability to speak to our common humanity at a time when our civic conversation is so often focused on division.”

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How This Crazy Rich Asian Fights Wealth Inequality and the Model Minority Myth [OP-ED]

Resource Generation’s Iimay Ho: “I’ve been looking forward to the release of ‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ but I’m not surprised that Warner Bros. took a bet on a movie where rich Asians show they can act like rich White people and reinforce the model minority myth.”

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'Crazy Rich Asians' Uplifts Women As Resilient, Complex and Resolutely Human

By giving its female leads room to explore the complexities of their relationships, this Asian-led rom-com goes beyond the boundaries of its genre and centers their agency for the world to see.

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AARP Finds that a Majority of Asian American and Pacific Islander Elders Are at Risk for Financial Fraud

An overwhelming number of Asian American and Pacific Islanders over 50 years old are targeted by financial fraud, according to a new AARP survey. 

The White House Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islanders Just Lost Most of Its Members

Sixteen members of the advisory commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have resigned in protest of President Trump’s policies.

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100+ AAPI Orgs Vow to Resist the Trump Administration

Coalition of Asian American and Pacific Islander organizations: “We will reject any attempts by the Trump Administration to use AAPIs to make a case for their legitimacy and diversity.

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AAPI Voters Can Now Find Voting Material in Their Native Language

Online advocacy organization 18MillionRising.org launched a web-based app that will make this year’s election the most diverse in U.S. history.